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I live on Maui.  We get a lot of part time residents that own vacation homes or condos.  I've made friends with a few and can set my watch by their consistency in returning every year.

One is Jane.  She's from Michigan, probably in her mid sixties, a fairly accomplished artist, and a dyed in the wool registered Republican.  I saw her for the first time this year at a watering hole down on the beach.  Knowing her political leanings I asked if she favored Newtie or Mittens.  The answer was a complete surprise.

Jane said, "I'm for Obama.  He's done a very good job and he's been treated horribly.  My friends all say he sucks but I know better.  He'll win by a landslide."

There is hope.

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